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Answers Questioned, Part One

Answers Questioned, Part One

I’ve had the pleasure and honor of being in the right place at the right time for two impromptu interviews on the trail. One interview was with the Green Tunnel...

Jul 30, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Chapter 0.5: Pregame

Chapter 0.5: Pregame

Chapter 0.5: Pregame Dates: 3/4-3/5    After landing in San Diego with our wonderful entourage, Bob and Brenda Duncan, we reunited with our hopes and excitement. Almost there. On the...

Jul 18, 2022 : Wesley Black
Pox & Puss Episode #72 – Geraldine “Inchworm” Largay: with In The Pines Podcast

Pox & Puss Episode #72 – Geraldine “Inchworm” Largay: with In The Pines Podcast

Pox Holiday, Nikki, and Puss In Boots look into the mysterious 2013 disappearance of Appalachian Trail hiker, Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay. Inchworm was hiking solo through Maine, while her husband

Jul 8, 2022 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Lessons were learned. Painfully!

Lessons were learned. Painfully!

I Tend to Learn Lessons the Hard Way. Whether on the trail or in the city it seems I always had to have a hard shake about in order to...

Jul 7, 2022 : Brit
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises. “Gradually, then suddenly,” is the actual...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Ultramarathoner to Thru Hiker

Ultramarathoner to Thru Hiker

Journey to Vermont Long Trail: Ultramarathoner to Thru Hiker My journey into ultra running started with taking up running as a source of therapy but also helped kickstart my weight...

Jun 22, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
If I Could Plan Again

If I Could Plan Again

A change in planning strategy for the Appalachian Trail

Jun 15, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of bees and...

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

I first heard the special language of the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains. It was the early 2000s. A dear friend and I were hiking the Presidential range and...

May 23, 2022 : Wendy Boller
I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I reached Cosby Knob shelter at about 6pm. One of my first 20+ mile days. I started the day at Icewater Spring shelter. The tenting area at Cosby Knob is...

May 13, 2022 : Wendy Boller